Day-before-yesterday I stopped at a red light. There was a guy there on the island who asked for some help. I figured it being the holidays and all, the holidays during a global pandemic, when a whole lot of folks are having a pretty tough time, that I’d give him a little help. So that’s what I did.
The nice lady behind me honked her horn. Now I’m betting that if we weren’t in such unusual circumstances she would have used her indoor-voice to address me. I can only guess that with the virus and all, she wanted to keep her window up out of concern for my health. So she used her horn to get my attention, seemed like a responsible choice to me.
I sure am glad she got my attention with her horn because then I was able to see in my rearview mirror that she was gesturing with great enthusiasm, arms in the air! Had it not been for her horn I would have missed her display, her very embrace of humanity. Now of course with her window up and all, I could not hear her words. But I did my best to read her lips there in my mirror, and thankfully had another minute or so sitting at that red light to consider what she might have been saying with such fervor.
You know, I do believe the words “MERRY CHRISTMAS” were streaming from her mouth. And wow, she was really in the spirit!
Ahhh….’tis the season!